Many ways to serve on our build site

By Dana Korkki/Wichita Habitat General Contractor This past week has witnessed many people demonstrating acts of service that go beyond the scope of the work we had scheduled for the day. One example of serving beyond one’s self happened when a young boy, about eight or nine years old, wheeled up to the job site on a pieced together bicycle …

Say “Yes” to opportunities and helping people

By Brian Miller/Wichita Habitat for Humanity Board Member I serve on the board of directors for Wichita Habitat for Humanity and I also am an assistant coach for League 42.  League 42 serves kids and families that may not have an opportunity or the money to play baseball.  It’s $35 per family no matter how many kids you have.  The …

Home is this family’s biggest blessing!

By Brenda, Wichita Habitat for Humanity homeowner We moved into our home about three years ago. We have been blessed to have our home. My oldest daughter is going to graduate high school in May and my youngest daughter is doing well in school. There have been fewer illnesses with my children due to the lack of mold in our …

Volunteering moves students to head of the class

Are you a busy college student wondering if it’s worth making the time to volunteer? The answer is “YES.” That’s because it’s not just your community that benefits from the time you share – you will, too! According to YWCA of Seattle/King/Snomish in Washington state, volunteering in an area you are passionate about provides you with real life experience and …

Meet some of the ‘Spring Break’ volunteers who make our possible!

Christine Moser, Wichita Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator The volunteers who served with us during Spring Break are amazing! Let me tell you about them, starting with the United Way Youth Days of Caring groups who have been so much help.  We had a group of kids from Bishop Carroll High School who stuck it out every day! The first …

Budget Coaches a necessary ingredient of Habitat program

Have you ever wanted to achieve a goal that would make your life better, but were unsure how to make it happen? You knew what this goal looked like, but maybe you just needed people who possessed the skills you lacked to walk alongside you and offer guidance. This is where budget coaches come into play at Wichita Habitat for Humanity. …

David Reznick Foundation grant provides for extensive land acquisition, new home construction

(Wichita, Kan.) – Wichita Habitat for Humanity is honored and excited to receive a generous donation from the Potomac, Md.-based David Reznick Foundation that will provide major funding as it continues its efforts to revitalize and build affordable housing in one of Wichita’s most blighted areas. The foundation is named for David Reznick co-founder of the Reznick Group, now CohnReznick,one of the largest accounting, tax and business advisory …

Dad’s smile worth a thousand words

An and Hien immigrated to America from Vietnam with their daughter Thu and son Duy. They rented a small home that offered little space for their children, who are in high school, to study.  An and Hien wanted a home that would be affordable, comfortable and provide Thu and Duy with space to study. Once they were accepted into the program, …

Mom works hard to make dream of homeownership come true!

It is no coincidence that Leticia became a Habitat homeowner. That’s because she had a dream of owning a safe. affordable home and worked hard to make it come true. “My long-term goal is to own a home that my children and I can enjoy,” she wrote in her letter of application to our program. A year ago, Leticia and her children …